PHOTOS: Lower School STEAM Day Celebrates Joy of STEAM Learning

An atmosphere of joy, wonderment and curiosity filled the St. Margaret’s community last Saturday, as a spectacular and sprawling Lower School STEAM Day brought families on campus to learn, experiment and play.
The event was a celebration of the division’s science, technology, engineering, art and math programs, and served as a fun way to celebrate a love of STEAM while also showcasing projects that students grades K-5 have worked on this school year.
This year’s event moved mostly outdoors, where Chalmers Field was set up with booths of discovery, STEAM-related challenges, maker spaces, demonstrations and even a showcasing of exotic animals like snakes, tortoises and tarantulas. In the Lower School STEAM Center, student work was on display and attendees could try out the school’s virtual-reality and augmented-reality setups.
STEAM faculty and student leaders from every division were in attendance, leading fun stations, sharing experiments and explaining concepts behind some of the school’s most intriguing class projects, from rocket launches in Upper School engineering to cyanotype art in the Lower School.
“In addition to showcasing the great student work that has been done this school year, Lower School STEAM Day was designed to be a highly interactive experience for families. I am so appreciative of the creativity and support from my Lower School colleagues. Without them, this event wouldn’t be nearly as fun and engaging,” Lower School science teacher David Beshk said. “Participants could try design challenges, make quick projects incorporating science, engineering and art, participate in contests centered around math, and take part in so many other STEAM-related activities. It was a fun way to spend a beautiful day.”   
Participants also enjoyed complimentary lunch and dessert trucks, provided by the St. Margaret’s Summer program.
Here are photos from a fun day!
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